WWE 2013: The Part-Timer Era
*This BTB is not entirely canon to WWE in 2012Background:
The landscape of the WWE changed after Ryback unexpectedly lost to longstanding WWE Champion, CM Punk, in a WWE Championship rematch at TLC 2012. The World Heavyweight Championship also changed hands only one month after the last change, with Sheamus defeating Big Show in a singles chairs match.
This same PPV showed the in-ring debut of the group The Shield, defeating John Cena along with WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Kane of Team Hell No! in a six-man tag team match. On the undercard, Wade Barrett managed to defend his Intercontinental Championship against The Miz and Kofi Kingston in a triple threat match, Antonio Cesaro also retained his United States championship in a quick singles match against R-Truth, Eve Torres defended her Divas Championship successfully in a battle royal.
: CM Punk
• #1 Contender: The Rock
World Heavyweight Champion
• #1 Contender: Alberto Del Rio
: Wade Barrett
• #1 Contender: The Miz
United States Champion
: Antonio Cesaro
• #1 Contender: Drew McIntyre
WWE Tag Team Champions
: Daniel Bryan & Kane - Team Hell No!
• #1 Contenders: Darren Young & Titus O'Neil - The Primetime Players
: Eve Torres
• #1 Contender: TBA
World Heavyweight Championship Contract Holder
: Dolph Ziggler
WWE Championship Contract Holder
RAW #1: December 17, 2012.
SmackDown #1: December 21, 2012
I'm not entirely sure which shows I'll be booking. So far it's just Raw and Smackdown. I may begin booking NXT, but I still don't know if I will, or when I will.
I'll admit, this isn't looking as good as I planned. I am way more interested in building new feuds with newer talent, trying to build the mid-card, than I am building the main event. Not to mention, the main event wasn't particularly bad for the first 8 months of 2013 in real life.